Wednesday, April 19, 2006

DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE!

very tired.

and still have to finish SFSS stuff. and have to get a new computer. but so far the old one's been on for 30 minutes, and honestly, that's pretty impressive.

and you know what? i have nothing interesting to say. after peter and i talked about myspace and blogs and livejournals and i stated my prejudices against livejournal for all to know and we both admitted to wanting to see journals (blogs or otherwise) with things to say, not whiny selfish tripe, i've got nothing.

i've got saved posts that i haven't posted for all to see. but that's probably way too personal. oh well.

yesterday's show was fun. SOCAN turned into not-so-bad, as i still found a bunch of good music to play. but i had torsten's company the whole time and we ended up leaping through a bunch of topics, including admitting to addictions. which, for me, is like admitting failures. which is hard to do, generally. but in the sacred space of the studio, it's somehow alright.

have i mentioned how much i love my radio station?

fingers crossed: test tomorrow, reports to write in the next few days, and an alright novel about neanderthals crossing dimensions into our own to lead me to sleep tonight!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

okidoke. these are as final as they're going to be tonight. so here we go! ordered from last to first (including the ones further down) if you're scrolling downwards:





if you have no idea what's going on, this is the final project for my art class: analyse something and either write about it, or make art about it! i chose the latter. this is what i'm analysing.

what's above and below this is the analysis.

EDIT: hey look, i fixed the see-through background in explorer! now the pictures will look proper at least.
to quote daniel from over a week ago:

Moten's not-words are like burning arrows through my very sould.

The D is for disgust.


i'm through with his not-words now, though!

if i don't pay attention when i'm typing in an internet address, i'll automatically type in images.google.ca at this point. i can't wait to leave the house . . .

Monday, April 10, 2006

if you were staying up all night here to work on final assignments like the two of us, you'd get a lotus sticky bun too!

cat's not working. cat gets no sticky bun.
one down, three to go, and then some typing, too!

Saturday, April 08, 2006

use them wisely, use them well
and you'll never know the hell
of loneliness!


ed played it toDay on the radio. i got funny looks while i sAng along in the car. and then it got stuck in my head all eVening. so now i share It with you! D.

there was a carnival today. i say success. not like arts county fair, no, but it wasn't supposed to be like that at all. note to future event planners: people like african drumming.

three final assignments, and then FREEDOM! well, freedom and a bad knee. but i bet i could write a pretty awesome rap song about that.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

i was busy writing about how blogs are strangely passive aggressive ways to be friends with people; how i know more about people i've never met then i do about one of my oldest friends; how i stop hearing about parts of peoples' lives because the "important stuff" has been posted, so why discuss that?; how i chatted about things i already knew with someone i only sort of know because i didn't want to admit to reading their blog -- it felt like a breach of the social boundaries to know about important things in their life if i hadn't spoken to them about them; how i want to write things here, but don't because it's dull and repetitive and indulgent and my friends have already heard it; and how i think it's a problem that you can know so much about someone without having to have ever made contact with them. but i still read about peoples' lives surreptitiously, and keep them linked, and secretly wonder (worry?) when they've disappeared for months, even though i don't even know their real name.

and they have no idea that i even exist.

and that's just weird.

but then i realised that i couldn't explain meself without sounding like an idiot and decided to post music instead. because it's witty and makes me laugh.

Monday, April 03, 2006

1) have a listen to luxuria music if you're bored at work. your co-workers will likely go mad. i think it's wonderful, though -- i've never gotten to listen to so much cheezy exotica music on an ongoing basis before. sometimes it gets a little boring in the evenings, but generally it's good. so good that i've decided to donate to them. even though i have very little money to my name at the moment. but hey, radio's gotta have money!

2) once co-workers have gone mad, go here and get a new record to play. ad nauseum. sing along. dance. giggle. and maybe start to love this magical german website where all these full-length albums are hiding, even if they have frustrating downloading limitations. (go here to find a different style of annoyance, thanks to peter.)

3) when everyone's ready to kill you and demands you turn off that album, go here and start building your collection of cover tunes. continue to dance. sing. giggle. wear tinfoil.

crazeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

and then afterwards scroll through both of those sites some more and learn about secos e molhados. then watch them.

wow. this is like winning the lottery. only without the millions of dollars. and the taxes. and the friends that come out of the woodwork. actually, i might alienate a lot more people this way. maybe this isn't anything like winning the lottery, actually.

oh, if only i had a working computer that i could download all this music to!

[EDIT] how can i not link to os mutantes tracks? i have to thank the random email that sent me on a simple search that brought all this up!

and, i want to go to late-60s/early-70s brazil. who wants to come with me?

Saturday, April 01, 2006

daniel pulled me from my enjoyment of sports night and bad-fanfic-mockery (so long since i last read it, and it hasn't gotten any better)...
    "Draco leaned in extra-close and I looked into his gothic red eyes (he was wearing color contacts) which revealed so much depressing sorrow and evilness and then suddenly I didn’t feel mad anymore."


...to tell me amazing news. now, if amazing means bizarre, ridiculous, awesome, or just an eyebrow-raise, that's up to you to decide. in the meantime:


happy valley, happy trees, happy bob!

but,


not so happy valley. and not so happy bob. from the not so happy site.


oh, and hey, anybody interested in a plague?